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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Chicago Cubs in MLB Baseball Betting Action

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Chicago Cubs dueling the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday at PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Steven Brault and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send Kyle Hendricks (6-4) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as 180 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-3.9 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 66-72 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 75-62 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 3-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 4.22 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.45 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.31 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.65 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was routed on Monday at PNC Park, having a 12-0 loss put on them by the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 6th